Sunday, January 13, 2008

Onion Tunic Top - Part two

Here is the original review.

This time I used a lightweight knit from Joann's. You might recognize the fabric, a Threads pattern uses it on a jumper. My brown knit is from a shirt I really didn't care for. My mom had passed it onto me.

I didn't have enough fabric to make the ties, so I just added the waistband fabric to the bodice and the lower bodice. I did subtract 1" from the pattern pieces of the front bodice and the back bodice. I thought this adjustment would allow for the top to fit closer, in a sense what the tie did. I think it did work that way I like it without the tie for a change. I did subtract 2" from the neckband. The neckline now hugs my body better and doesn't gap when I bend over.



8 comments:

  1. Tuesday6:20 PM

    I love it!!

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  2. Very cute top! And listen to this... I ran to JoAnn's this afternoon to pick up some lining fabric and all their clearance was half price. I had this exact fabric in my hands! I ended up putting it back and getting a leopard print instead but I might still head back for it. It is VERY cute. (I think it is down to $2 / yard.)

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  3. Lori, lovely top! I love all the tops you make. I found the same thing with the neckband on this pattern. I'm glad it wasn't just me.

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  4. Cute top, I have yet to try Onion patterns. That fabric: wish I could find something similar here, would buy it immediately.

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  5. I really like this top. The brown solid contrasts make it extra cool.

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  6. I *heart* your top - that is adorable knit too (and Joann's nonetheless???). Never saw that near me, oh well, I'm trying to refrain, right??? Very pretty Lori!

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  7. I've never tried an Onion pattern but you make me want to jump right into it! Well done!

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